Woohoo! Post #120! This week's Art of Fantasy feels extra special. You'll probably recognize this week's artist from the work he did on God of War and Ghost Recon games. Jose Daniel Cabrera Peña is from Spain and is a hybrid artist, using both traditional and CG mediums specializing in historical, fantasy, and science fiction illustrations. He … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 120: Jose Daniel Cabrera Peña
Technically not fantasy but today's artist is so talented and his art so photorealistic, I felt like I had to share. Mariusz Kozik lives in Lublin, Poland and works as a freelance artist and illustrator. He is classically trained and his work shows it. His art has been exhibited widely in Poland and he has … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 112: Mariusz Kozik
A couple of months ago I mentioned that my three stories in These Broken Worlds received a nomination for a Sir Julius Vogel Award. For those who don't know, The Sir Julius Vogel Awards are held each year at the New Zealand National Science Fiction Convention to celebrate and recognize achievement in New Zealand science fiction, fantasy, horror, and science fiction fandom. Alas, I never … Continue reading Who was Sir Julius Vogel?
A while ago I briefly mentioned that Woelf Dietrich is a pen name. I took it from Wolfdietrich who is a German hero of romance. I thought it apt given my primary writing interest. Also, there is a hotel by the same name in Austria, but that is another story. I discovered the history behind Wolfdietrich … Continue reading The Meaning Behind The Name Woelf Dietrich
Sebastian Kaine, the protagonist in my Guardians of the Seals series, is a bookshop owner and amateur collector of rare books. In researching the background, one of the areas I focussed on was the history of printing and the various stages of its evolution. Knowing something about book binding also played a role. The technical details … Continue reading Research Gem: History of Printing Timeline
I like to play with mythology in my stories. To compare them and mix them and really dig into the histories of ancient civilizations from across our little world. You find interesting stories. Stories of old gods who had to destroy even older gods because they didn't like being told what to do or because … Continue reading The Morrígan: Some Historical Context